The CIA & LSD

How the U.S. Government used psychedelics and opened pandora's box.

INSPIRATION

In this video, we explore the CIA's inception and one of its earliest secret projects that experimented with biological, psychological, and chemical means of mind control - Project MK Ultra

MK Ultra reveals the CIA's unethical experiments on Americans from its very early days. But its unfolding also reveals the bureaucratic incompetence that no large organization is immune to. Every large-scale effort has unintended consequences.

Fortunately, there are lessons to be learned about how people can protect themselves against mind control and develop social intelligence at any age.

SOURCES & further reading

The Legacy of the CIA’s Secret LSD Experiments on America

LSD's Long Strange Trip

How Ken Kesey’s LSD-fuelled bus trip created the psychedelic 60s

When the CIA ran an LSD sex-house in San Francisco

A Mind-Altering Drug Altered a Culture as Well

History of MK-Ultra

What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned From the Nazis

 

MUSIC

March of the Spoons Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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